My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

You’d Think I Had Enough Stash Wouldn’t You?

Yet I have purchased more.

This is sock yarn (surprise, surprise) from The YoYo, purchased at The Loopy Ewe. ain’t it purty?

The colors are Carmel Macchiato, Masking Envy, and China Jade. This yarn is new to The Loopy Ewe as of this week’s shop update and I particularly like it because it is semi-solid, making it a good choice for more intricate lace and twisty stitch patterns.

And this is a skein of my beloved Tempted Good Grrl sock yarn, in the “Faded Love” colorway.

Doesn’t it remind you of old, well-loved jeans?

But that ain’t all. When Turtlegirl announced that she was destashing earlier this week, I snapped up 2 skeins of Socks That Rock.

I shall commence oinking any minute now.

Just In Case You Wondered . . .

You might have noticed that I have lately been posting a lot of pictures of my stash and writing lame poetry, but have had very little actual knitting progress to report.

This is because I’ve made little actual knitting progress. (Funny how that works, huh?). I’ve been having some spinal and neurological issues. I was actually told by my primary doctor to stop knitting until they figured out what was going on. While he might as well have told me to stop breathing, I have had to cut down severely on the amount of knitting I can do, not because I am behaving like an adult, but because I simply can not knit a lot of the time.

So I’m in the middle of my Tour of Pain, Summer ’08 edition (I’m thinking of having t-shirts made). I’ve done the testing and diagnosis portion of the programme and hopefully I’ll have some answers in the near future and a plan for repair. Too bad I’m well out of the warranty period.

I’m not telling you this in a bid for sympathy, but to explain the lameness of the blog recently. And the projected lameness of the blog in the near future. Hopefully things will be back to normal sooner rather than later, because I’m running out of lame ideas for blog fodder.

I do realize that this makes my recent piggy behavior with regard to stash enhancement somewhat ironic.

In the meantime, ooh look! A picture of some grapes.

Lucy doesn’t have a care in the world, as long as she gets plenty of scritches!


  1. A pox on anything that makes our Wendy feel poorly. Here are some hugs & prayers….and keep building your stash – you’ll be knittin’ it down soon, I’m sure!

    Cindy K aka ckknitters last blog post..The WIPs are Winning

  2. I have two black (male) cats – named China and Jade (China is short for China Cat Sunflower and Jade – well – I liked the sound of it) – now – here’s my logic – you showed yarn in the colorway China Jade – and I think this means the fates have ordered me to buy more yarn! Thanks for reinforcing my belief that my stash enhancement is a force of nature and out of my control 🙂

    Claires last blog post..

  3. Healing ((((((Hugs)))))) for you and scritches for Miss Lucy!